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Born: 23 April 1984
Birthplace: Linkoping, Sweden.
College: Arizona State University
Resides: Gothenburg, Sweden.
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 0
Other wins: 3
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Niklas has been somewhat of a journeyman until relatively recently and golf fans must be wondering where he has been after a strong finish to 2020. He turned pro in 2007 and has bounced back and forth between the Challenge Tour, European Tour and NGL Tour, where he won two events in 2017.
Niklas earned his European Tour card for 2019. He only managed two top 10's that season but earned his card again for 2020, where he has been much improved. He capped off 2020 with finishes of 8-11-9. It wouldn't be a massive surprise to see Niklas bag his maiden European Tour win in 2021, probably at a course where he can use his power with wide fairways.
SG: OFF THE TEE
SG: AROUND THE GREEN
Pressure Performance Analysis
Finished 9th in the final round of the Cyprus Showdown where the last 16 all started at level par.
Started 2 shots behind George Coetzee and shot 70 to finish 6 shots behind Coetzee who shot 66.
Came from way off the pace in Qatar, posting a 65 to miss out on a playoff by one shot.
We have set his GBC Pressure Performance Rating to 3 stars. Niklas has shown he is better coming from off the pace.
Time of the year
In the Middle East - Lemke had a 3rd in Qatar and a 8th in Dubai in 2020.
Niklas has proved he can appear he can place after a missed cut. In 2020, he finished 3rd in Qatar, 6th in Portugal and 9th in Cyprus on the back of a MC.
Major and WGC Analysis
Yet to play a major, Niklas is not at this level yet.
Not qualified for any in 2021.
Won two playoffs on the NGL Tour.